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OAKWOOD 
COLLEGE 




HUNTSVILLE 
ALABAMA 35896 

1989-91 
BULLETIN SUPPLEMENT 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 






http://archive.org/details/oakwoodbulleti198991oakw 



Oakwood College is an Equal Opportunity Employer which does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age or handicap 
as consistent with Section 702 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights 
Act. Compliance with this statement is pledged by the governing 
board. The institution reserves the right to revise its policies within 
a school year. Such changes take effect immediately, provided they 
have been written or publicly announced. 

--COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Academic Policies 3 

Standards for Graduation 5 

Departmental Changes (Instructional) 5 

Chemistry 

Education 

English 

Home Economics 

Music 

Nursing 

Physical Education 

Financial Information 9 

Fin. Aid Application Procedures 10 

Fin. Aid Policies 13 



NOTE: Page notations in this supplement refer to the 1989-91 
bulletin. 



ACADEMIC POLICIES 

MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT (pgs. 38,39) 

All general education courses require a minimum of "D" (1.0). C- is still the 
minimum grade requirement for all freshman composition courses and 
cognates. 

COLLEGE CREDIT FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS 

A maximum of twelve college credit hours are available, with specified 
stipulations, to Oakwood Academy students. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

No longer an admission requirement (pg. 18), but students entering Oakwood 
College without completing at least one year of foreign language units at the 
secondary level must complete 12 hours of foreign language at the college 
level in order to graduate with a bachelors degree. 

ACADEMIC LOAD/CHOIR CREDITS 

Choir credits are counted as part of the academic load. 

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

Students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average 
of 2.00 ("C" average) and to graduate within five academic years. Those who 
do not maintain satisfactory academic progress are at risk for dismissal. In 
cases in which a student's grade point average falls below 2.00 he/she is 
placed on academic probation. Entering freshmen are normally given three 
academic quarters to establish the quality of their academic performance. If 
during this period their grade point average falls below 2.00 they are 
counseled by the DLRC and their academic progress is closely monitored. 

At the end of the third quarter, or 36 credit hours, each freshman is 
evaluated. Those students whose grade point averages fall below 1.50 are 
dismissed for two academic quarters, after which they may reapply. Those 
students whose grade point average at the end of three quarters is between 
1.50 and 1.99 receive various categories of letters. The severity of the letter 



depends upon the nature of their grade point average and the progress in 
credit hours they are making toward graduation. By the end of six academic 
quarters (two academic years) a student's cumulative G.PA. must equal or 
exceed 2.00 in order to avoid dismissal. Students may be dismissed and 
allowed to return to Oakwood College only twice, after which they will not be 
allowed to return to the College and must continue their academic work 
elsewhere. (See also Satisfactory Academic Progress in the Financial Aid 
section of this supplement) 



DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER 

The Developmental Learning Resource Center is designed to assist students 
in improving their academic standing at the College. Various labs are offered 
and instruction given in relationship to specific subject matter areas, such as, 
reading and math, to enrich the quality of a student's academic performance. 
Tutorial sessions, a computer lab, and other activities are available for use by 
all students. The Freshman Studies Program is also housed in the 
Developmental Learning Resource Center and all advisement for freshman 
and counseling are conducted through the Center. Additionally, all students 
who are on academic probation are advised by the counselors in the 
Developmental Learning Resource Center until their grade point averages are 
at least 2.00. 



REPEATED COURSES 

There is no limit on the number of times a course may be repeated. The first 
time a course is repeated, the grade for that repeated course will take the 
place of the original course grade. However, any subsequent repeat of the 
same course will count as hours attempted and will be calculated into the 
overall G.PA. of the student. 

There may be exceptions to this policy of G.PA. calculation for certification 
in specific departments. See your department chair for exceptions. 

REMEDIAL COURSES/WORK SCHOLARSHIP 

No tuition rebate for remedial courses; no academic credit will be given for 
work scholarship. 



STANDARDS FOR GRADUATION 
BULLETIN 

1. If students are unenrolled for one calendar year or less, they may return 
under any bulletin in effect during their previous continuous residence. 

2. Seniors with 12 hours or less remaining at the time of spring graduation will 
have a maximum of two years to complete their requirements and remain 
under the bulletin selected during their senior year. 

CHEMISTRY 

COOPERATIVE DUAL DEGREE (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry) 

ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAM 

The Department of Chemistry houses the Allied Health Program. The 
purposes of this program are to give advice and guidance to students 
considering allied health careers, to aid in the placement of students in 
professional schools of their choice, and to make sure that our students are 
awarded the degree that follows successful completion of the clinical phase of 
their chosen programs. The following courses of preprofessional study are 
available within this program: 

Medical Technology Physical Therapy 
Occupational Therapy Respiratory Therapy 

In addition to those mentioned above, formal affiliations exist with Howard 
University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham where a student may 
pursue any of the additional allied health professions (after completing the 
prerequisites here at Oakwood College) and receive dual degrees from 
Oakwood and the affiliate. Our other clinical affiliations for Medical 
Technology alone include Hinsdale Hospital, (Hinsdale, Illinois) and Florida 
Hospital, (Orlando, Florida). {See Allied Health Program Coordinator for 
further information} 



EDUCATION 

NEW COURSE IN EDUCATION 

ED 318 - Methods of Teaching Bible & Social Studies....4 hours. 
(Combination of ED 314 and ED 317) 



CHANGE IN CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION INTO TEACHER EDUCATION 

(pg. 68) 

2. A minimum score of 16 on the American College Test (ACT), or a 
minimum composite score of 17 on the Enhanced ACT , or a minimum score 
of 745 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is required. The tests may be 
taken at any time prior to admission to Teacher Education but the score 
submitted shall not be more than five years old. 



CHANGE IN COURSE DESCRIPTION - ED 410-430 INTERNSHIP (pg. 74) 

This course is offered fall and winter quarters in cooperation with selected 
area schools. The student teacher will be assigned to a cooperating teacher 
at the beginning of the semester and will be expected to spend a minimum of 
ten (10) weeks full-time internship in the area school. A minimum of 300 
clock hours is required. Student teachers are expected to provide their own 
transportation to their teaching centers and to follow the school calendars 
where they are assigned. College transportation is provided for a fee. The 
course requires weekly attendance at the student teaching seminars. 
Application to student teaching should be made at least five (5) weeks 
preceding the quarter in which student teaching is planned. 



ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIONS 
CO 344 EXPANDED INTO TWO FOUR-HOUR COURSES (pg. 83) 
CO 346-347 Communications 4-4 hours 



HOME ECONOMICS 

NEW COURSES IN HOME ECONOMICS 

HE 411 - Clinical Nutrition 4 

HE 432 - Food Systems Management 4 

HE 433 - Community Nutrition 4 

(see Department for course descriptions) 



MUSIC 
NEW MUSIC COURSE 

MU 240 Principles of Music Teacher Education (N-12) - 4 credit hours 
A basic survey course of the music teacher education profession designed to 
give the prospective music teacher an understanding of the principles of music 
teaching and learning, procedures employed in the organization, motivation, 
and management of nursery through grade 12, instrumental, vocal/choral and 
general music classrooms. Opportunities are provided for observing, assisting, 
conducting, playing, singing, and participating in laboratory classroom 
activities. 

CHANGE OF COURSE TITLE/NUMBER 

MU 343,443 changed to MU 332-333 Methods & Materials -- Teaching School 
Music (N-12) ... 4-4 hours 



DEPARTMENT OF NURSING 

There are some modifications and deletions in the following areas. See 
department chair for details. 

Change in Admission Procedure to the Nursing Program - page 124 

Change in Admission Requirements for Clinical Courses - page 123 

Changes in Progression Policy (A.S. Program) - page 124 

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Change in Admission Procedure - Bachelor of Science Program - page 126 
New Progression Policy - B.S. Program - page 127 

REMEDIAL NURSING COURSES 

Two new remedial courses have been added to the nursing curriculum - 

NU 098, 099 Nursing Prep. - 2 credit hours each. 

Provides an opportunity for students to gain skills needed to be successful in 

the study and practice of nursing. 

A.S. DEGREE EXEMPTION 

Students in the A.S. degree nursing program are granted exemption from one 
(1) four-hour humanities course (art or music appreciation). 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

CHANGE IN CREDIT HOURS 

PE 330 - Methods of Teaching PE - 4 or 5 hours 

This course is expanded to five (5) hours for the Bachelor of Science in 

Physical Education majors. 



FINANCIAL INFORMATION 



Non- 
Resident Resident 
Students Students 

Tuition Package, per quarter: $1,820 $1,820 

Tuition Package applies to residence 
hall and non-residence hall students 
taking 13-16 hours per quarter. 

Residence Hall Package, per quarter: 1,096 

includes room ($450) board ($646) 

General Fee (Student Association, 45 45 

UNCF, Matriculation fee, AYS, 

Yearbook, Spreading Oak per 

quarter): 

TOTAL CHARGES PER QUARTER: $2,961 $1,865 

TUITION RATES PER QUARTER 

13-16 hours $1,820 

9-12 hours 1,656 

1- 8 hours 155 per hour 

OVER 16 hours 113 per additional hour 

OTHER EXPENSES 

Room Reservation/Damage Deposit - $150 (one time refundable fee) 
Books and Supplies - $200 per quarter (approximately) 
Insurance - $82.50 ($27.50 per quarter) 
Testing - $20.00 

Lab fees - the lab fee structure will go into effect beginning with Fall quarter, 
1990 for specific courses. 



**Resident students are required to pay 75% of tuition and boarding costs at 
the time of registration: 

Tuition and fees $1,865 

Room and Boar d $1.096 

$2,961 x 75% = $2,221 

**Non-Resident students are required to pay a minimum of $1,399 at the time 
of registration. 

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Students applying for the federal Student Financial Assistance programs 
(known as Title IV) must comply with the following procedures in a timely 
manner. A student's noncompliance may result in the loss of potential 
benefits and will result in a protracted and negative institutional registration 
experience, if the student needs the federal resources to pay their educational 
expenses. 

The student and family members initiate the process by completing and 
submitting the appropriate forms to the indicated servicer agencies and the 
Oakwood College Financial Aid Office. Untimely compliance will result in 
late processing of the student's award package. 

The following procedures/priority dates are strongly advised: 

1. Complete the annual Financial Aid Form (FAF) and mail it to College 
Scholarship Service (CSS) by March 15 with the appropriate fee that is 
indicated in the application packet. Do Not Mail the FAF to Oakwood 
College. Do not use the ACT application. 

2. Submit a signed copy of his/her base year FEDERAL INCOME Tax 
Return to the Financial Aid Office. Base year is the year that precedes 
the academic year that aid is being applied for. For example, applicants 
for the 1990-91 academic year would submit their 1989 Federal Income 
Tax Return. If the student did not file a tax return, then he/she would 
complete the appropriate section of the OC Verification Worksheet and 
submit copies of their W-2's. 

3. Legal or biological parents of dependent students must submit a signed 
copy of their complete base year Federal Income Tax Return(s) to the 

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Financial Aid Office. If the parent(s) did not and will not file a base year 
tax return, then they must complete the appropriate section of the OC 
Verification Worksheet and submit copies of their W-2's. 

4. The Parents Affidavit of Nonsupport must be completed and notarized for 
independent students (according to the Federal definition) who will not 
be 24 years old by December 31 of the academic year. This document 
is enclosed in the OC Financial Aid Packet. 

5. The Oakwood College Verification Worksheet must be completed by 
dependent students and their parent(s). Independent students/spouses 
must complete the worksheet for independent students. Each section 
must be completed and signed by the designated family members and 
returned to the Financial Aid Office. 

6. Married students who will not be 24 yrs. old by December 31 of the 
academic year must have their parent(s) sign the Independent Student 
Form For Married Students, along with the student's signatures and 
return the document to the Financial Aid Office. 

7. Students who have attended other colleges, proprietary, technical, and/or 
community colleges must request a Financial Aid Transcript (FAT) from 
those institutions to be sent to Oakwood College's financial aid office. 
Please use the enclosed Financial Aid Transcript Request Form for this 
procedure. Even if you did not receive aid at the other institution, you 
are still required to request the transcript. 

8. The Student Aid Report (SAR'S) are generated and mailed to the 
applicant and family members. Eligible students for the Pell Grant will 
have three parts and ineligible students will have two. Once you receive 
your SAR's, check it for accuracy of information. These documents must 
be returned to the Financial Aid Office before the student's award 
package can be determined. 

9. The Student's Use Box, which is located on the back of Part I of the 
Student Aid Report (SAR) must be completed by the applicant. This box 
has a Statement of Registration Status, Statement of Educational 
Purpose/Certification Statement on Refunds and Default, Anti-Drug Act 
Certification components, and a signature line. You MUST complete 
every component and sign the document. 

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10. Students who are 24 years old must submit a copy of one of the following 
forms of identification: 

a. valid driver's license or, 

b. birth certificate or, 

c. current & valid OC student I.D. that has the birthdate. 

11. Eligible Noncitizens applying for financial aid will have their Immigration 
and Naturalization Service (INS) status checked by the federal 
Department of Education and INS and a verifying statement will be 
indicated on your Student Aid Report (SAR). If the SAR statement 
indicates that you are properly registered with INS, then it will not be 
necessary to submit a copy of your Alien Registration Card; otherwise, 
send us a copy of both sides of the card. 

12. You/spouse/parent must submit official document that substantiates your 
annual amounts of untaxed income for the base year. Untaxed income 
may include Social Security Benefits, AFDC/ADC, Pension Benefits, 
Workman's Compensation, etc. If the documentation is not an 
official/regulatory form with appropriate signatures, etc., it will not be 
accepted by the Financial Aid Office. 

13. Veterans who receive GI benefits must submit copies of their discharge 
documents and of their annual benefits. 

14. Students applying for a Stafford Loan (formerly named Guaranteed 
Student Loan), SLS (Supplemental Loan For Students), or the PLUS 
(Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students) must submit a signed loan 
application that has been correctly completed to the Financial Aid Office. 

15. All required documents for file completion should be postmarked by June 
25 to use Federal dollars (Grants & Loans) for registration in the Fall 
quarter. 

16. After the Award Letter, College Work-Study contract (if the applicant 
received it), and Student Agreement Form have been signed by the 
student they must be returned to the office before the funds can be 
applied to the student's account. 



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FINANCIAL AID POLICIES 

Satisfactory Academic Progress: 

The concept of Satisfactory Progress goes beyond good standing to mean 
evidence of positive movement toward the student's degree. Participation 
institutions in the Title IV programs are required to establish standards of 
Satisfactory Academic Progress for students receiving assistance through the 
stated programs: 

* Pell Grant 
*SEOG 

* CWS 

* Perkins Loan 

* Stafford Loan (formerly known as GSL) 

* SLS/PLUS Loans 

* SSIG Programs 



There are two components in the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. The 
next two sub-sections explain the Qualitative and Quantitative components. 

Qualitative Component 

Recipients of the federal student financial programs must maintain the 
indicated cumulative grade point average for the indicated years of enrollment: 

1st Year 1.70 GPA 

2nd Year 2.00 GPA 

3rd Year 2.00 GPA 

4th Year 2.00 GPA 

Payment of all federal and state resources will be based upon the student's 
compliance with the appropriate cumulative GPA as indicated in the 
Qualitative Component of the SAP policy. Every recipient's GPA status will 
be reviewed each year during the financial aid file verification process. 
Students with ineligible GPA's forfeit all federal and state resources until the 
cumulative GPA is at the appropriate level. Lost federal/state resources are 
not retroactive after the student regains eligibility in the subsequent 
quarter (s). 

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Quantitative Component 

Students enrolled full-time must complete their undergraduate degree in 5 
years or 15 quarters. During this period, the student must successfully pass 
the number of hours indicated below with the cumulative GPA as stated in 
the Quantitative component. 



FIVE-YEAR CHART 



Year in 


Quarter 


Hours to be 


Cumulative 


Cumulative % of 


Cumulative 


School 




Completed 


Hours to be 


Work to be 


G.P.A. 






Per Quarter 


Completed 


Completed 


Required 




Fall 


12 








1st 


Winter 
Spring 

Fall 


12 
12 

12 


36 


19% 


1.70 


2nd 


Winter 
Spring 

Fall 


12 
16 

12 


72 


38% 


2.00 


3rd 


Winter 
Spring 


12 
16 


112 


59% 


2.00 




Fall 


12 








4th 


Winter 
Spring 

Fall 


12 
16 

12 


152 


80% 


2.00 


5th 


Winter 
Spring 


12 
16 


192 


100% 


2.00 


5 years 


15 Qtrs. 


192 


192 


100% 





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Reinstatement: 

Students who lose financial aid eligibility because of failure to maintain 
satisfactory progress toward a degree may reapply for financial aid after 
clearing the deficiency; no aid however will be retroactively granted. 



Transfer Students Eligibility for Aid: 

Transfer students are eligible for federal aid during their first quarter of 
attendance at the college, regardless of their GPA from transfer hours. 
Following the initial term, they must meet the institutional Satisfactory 
Academic Progress Policy, which is based upon the hours and courses 
completed at the institution. 

Student Withdrawals 

Financial aid recipients (students) may withdraw from the college once during 
an award year without forfeiting their financial aid (provided the withdrawal 
date is in harmony with the refund policy) for the subsequent quarter. If the 
recipient withdraws a second time, he/she forfeits their financial aid eligibility 
for the subsequent quarter. Eligibility reinstatement will require the student 
to successfully complete the next enrollment period (quarter) using his/her 
own resources. 

Repeated Coursework 

Repeated coursework will not be considered in meeting the enrollment status 
requirements for receiving federal funds. For example, if a student registers 
for 12 hours and 4 hours are repeated course, then the student would only 
receive a Pell and SEOG grant for half-time enrollment. The student would 
be listed as taking 8 hours, since the 4-hour course is a repeat. 

Student Appeals Process to the Financial Aid Committee 

The appeals process can only be utilized for the issues pertaining to the 
Withdrawal and Coordination of Institutional Sources of Student Aid policies. 
Students must submit their appeals request on the Appeals Form (provided 
by the FAO) to the office of Financial Aid. The student will be notified by 
the FAO of the time, location, and date of the committee meeting. 

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